Pin Cushion Costume BERNINA Halloween 2011

Added Oct 4, 2011

by Amelia Blakeman

Portland, Oregon...

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Description

Last Halloween I made a life-size pin cushion costume. The construction came down to the last minute so I didn’t get any in-process photos and only some quick snaps of the costume itself.

It is basically a round, stuffed pillow with a round back held up by straps made of plain ribbon.
I used wooden plant stakes (the kind with wire curls at the end for securing in planting foam) painted silver with pom poms glued on the end as pins. I “screwed” the wires into the foam and secured it with hot glue.
The matching hat is just a mini version – a stuffed shape with green felt leaves, pins, and a little comb to stick in the wig.

Its one of my favorite costumes though I aim to out-do myself this year!

Material Notes

recycled red felty synthetic fabric, pom poms, wooden plant stakes, silver spray paint, vintage petticoat, recycled stuffing

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Other
Material
Cotton, Knits/Jersey, Other

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    Oct 11, 2011, 06.46 PMby Amelia Blakeman

    Thanks! It was a lot of fun to make!

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    Oct 7, 2011, 06.59 PMby frkbustad

    What a lovely Halloween costume!!! It’s amazing!

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    Oct 7, 2011, 06.59 PMby frkbustad

    What a lovely Halloween costume!!! It’s amazing!

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    Oct 5, 2011, 04.22 AMby turtlegirl00

    “sew” cute and clever! I love it!

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